Adult Scholarships

The Community Foundation provides tuition assistance for adults working hard to obtain their degree or certificate.  Students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in scholarships and may re-apply annually. Over 50 adult scholarships are awarded each year.
Scholarship Listing

  • Community Impact Scholarship

-Resident of Elkhart County a minimum of four (4) years.
-Graduated high school or possesses a GED.
-Employed in Elkhart County or adjacent county for the past twelve (12) months.
-Plans to enroll full-time or part-time in an accredited undergraduate, technical, or certificate program within 100 miles of Elkhart County or online.

  • Heritage Financial Group Scholarship

-Parent must be an employee of Heritage Financial Group, Quick Auto, Heritage Acceptance Corporation, M H Acceptance Corporation or any of the Manufactured Housing Communities, with at least one year of seniority.
-Plans to enroll full-time at an accredited college, university or vocational school.

-Resident of Elkhart County a minimum of one (1) year.
-A current student at IUSB or IUSB-Elkhart OR
-Enrolling in traditional, non-traditional, full-time, part-time, or graduate studies at IUSB or IUSB-Elkhart.

-Resident of Elkhart County a minimum of one (1) year.
-A current student at Ivy Tech Community College OR
-Enrolling in traditional, non-traditional, full-time, or part-time studies at Ivy Tech Community College.

-Resident of Indiana and/or attending college in Indiana.
-Pursuing a major in ministry, missionary or education.
-Enrolling in traditional, non-traditional, full-time, part-time, or graduate studies.

Only one application is needed to apply for all four adult scholarships.
January 1, 2019 Application available online.
March 1, 2019 Application deadline.
April 19, 2019 The Community Foundation will notify scholarship recipients.
July 15, 2019 The Community Foundation will mail checks to the colleges and universities.

To Apply

The 2019 Adult Universal Application is now available.  Applications must be submitted by March 1 at 5:00pm. Once an application has been started, returning for future work must be done through the “My Account” link to avoid duplicate applications.

Amanda Jamison

Senior Program Officer
Career Pathways

Samantha Lambert

Associate Program Officer
Career Pathways

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Lauren Cooper

Scholarship Assistant